The VW Golf has scored a maximum five stars in the latest EuroNCAP safety tests.
Although the Golf Mk6 scored a maximum score in its original EuroNCAP test, the testing procedure has since been toughened up. As a result, it has been retested.
In the latest tests, adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection, and the level of safety equipment fitted to the car are all evaluated.
This includes a rear crash test, to measure whiplash protection, prompting VW to fit Whiplash-optimised head restraints to the Golf.
The VW Golf scored 97% for adult occupant protection, 84% for child occupant protection, 61% for pedestrian protection and 71% for its safety equipment.